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Colorado Child Labor Law

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Besides the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, Colorado employers must also comply with the state’s child labor law, administered by the Colorado Division of Labor (

State law prohibits minors under 16 years of age to work during school hours or more than six hours on any day prior to a school day. Only baby sitters may work between 9:30 pm and 5 am.

Generally, minors may not work more than 40 hours per week and no more than eight hours in any 24-hour period. (Agricultural workers age 14 and older may work up to 12 hours in a 24-hour period or 30 hours in any 72-hour period during harvest time. But they may not work more than eight hours for 10 days in any 30-day period.)

Minors age 9 and older may perform the following types of work:

  • Delivery of handbills, advertising and advertising samples
  • Shoeshining
  • Gardening and lawn care involving no power-driven lawn equipment
  • Clea...(register to read more)

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